Issues and Insights
This page provides links to recent articles, reports and announcements relating to transportation policy, legislation and research. The entries are drawn from a wide range of sources, including national newspapers, magazines and websites. If you come across interesting transportation reading that might deserve posting here, let us know at [email protected]
MTA plans 5.5% fare hike next year, needs $600M more to plug deficit
Gothamist, 11/30/22 - The MTA plans to raise fares and tolls by 5.5% next June to help plug a major budget deficit caused by dwindling ridership since the start of the pandemic. The hike is larger than the 4% fare and toll increases the MTA put in place every two years from 2009 to 2019.
Cobb County votes to begin planning on transit tax referendum
Marietta Daily Journal, 11/22/22 - Cobb County commissioners took another step toward a 2024 vote on a sales tax increase to expand mass transit. The county will pursue a broader, transit-focused referendum as opposed to a more limited referendum focused on trails and road improvements.
It’s Been a Good Election Year for Transportation Funding
Route Fifty, 11/10/22 - Across the country, 14 out of 19 measures to back public transit passed. More broadly, voters approved 88% of state and local proposals to boost or maintain spending on roads and other transportation infrastructure,
Beyond Catastrophe: A New Climate Reality Is Coming Into View
New York Times, Oct. 26, 2022 - You can never really see the future, only imagine it, then try to make sense of the new world when it arrives... With the world already 1.2 degrees hotter, scientists believe that warming this century will most likely fall between two or three degrees.